What is included in the initial treatment of PIP fracture dislocations?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: Jay E Bowen, DO; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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A splint or transarticular K-wire can be used for static immobilization. Articular reduction must be monitored serially by radiographs, and immobilization for more than 3 weeks may result in stiffness. The PIP joint must be immobilized in about 30° of flexion for about 2 weeks.


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